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Police: Investigation in National Football Stadium could be expanded

Police: Investigation in National Football Stadium could be expanded

The recently launched investigation into a breach of obligations in the administration of someone else's property and abuse of a public official's powers in connection with the National Football Stadium in Bratislava could be expanded to involve more crimes, the Bratislava Regional Police has stated on social media. It also reported that a criminal investigation had been launched regarding the case based on criminal complaints filed by the Government Office and Deputy PM Veronika Remišová, who filed the complaint when she was an opposition MP. The police added that they could not provide any more information given the ongoing investigation.

In mid-July Deputy PM for Legislation and Strategic Planning Stefan Holy (We Are Family) announced that the state would not buy the newly-built football stadium from businessman Ivan Kmotrik. According to Holy, the agreements from 2013 and 2016 are invalid. He recommended that the Government should file a criminal complaint on the suspicion that several crimes might have been committed. At the same time, Holy said that the state would insist that Kmotrik's company should return the money that the state has already paid for the stadium. Kmotrik reacted by saying that he does not understand the conclusions of Holy's analyses, adding that his lawyers have analysed the agreements.


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